25 July 2010
"How my ego survived intact....."
We arrived at the reunion early.....
as I had promised to
be the impromptu
(Which is funny in a way,
because there was a very good professional photographer
in our crowd, that would have put me to shame)
I started by shooting a general
"record the setting" shot,
and was very pleased that the Owner/manager
of the Art Gallery/Co-op
had all of the lights on
I have many
shots from later in the evening,
but I have not asked if it was ok
to use anyone's image,
the only person I felt comfortable with
a close up shot was
checking out the photographs from
maybe to see
one of my ex's
(they don't all live in Texas,
though I wish they did....)
The gallery was the perfect location for this
35th High School Reunion.
it sort of set the tone for the evening.
I had made up my mind that if
I could control my own attitude.
I was determined to have a smile on my
face 90% of the time spent...
I did just that.
I shot tons of images.
I talked to people I didn't even know in
Or, people who I was so intimidated
by, that I would have never approached,
I was bold.
I asked if I could take their picture,
and then just started
lining them up.....
but were coerced by those
Who are these old people?
I kept thinking.
Are they sure they are at the correct reunion?
I was stumped.
I didn't stop to eat,
and barely sipped a drink.
I was on a mission....
actually, shooting people is easier than
actually making small talk.
I was nervous.
We left by 10 pm.
It was just gearing up to be
a long night,
and I was tired.
home to the computer to
upload the images.....
I looked as old as the rest!
Sweetie had nicely taken a photo of me with
several friends from elementary school.
One of which, I was in 1st grade with.
And do you know what?
everyone was as authentic,
as I could have wished for.
But they are the same ones that
were not in high school.
So be it.
I found that I had quite a few friends....
We were actually quite glad to see each other,
and enjoyed catching up on children,
careers, and church (the 3 "C's")
that my fun
had more to do with my attitude
wish yourself into a